British Executions

William Jones

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: house breaking

Date Of Execution: 22 Jul 1785

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 22 July 1785

William Jones, aged 25, found guilty on an indictment for breaking into the dwelling house of Benjamin Bramston in the parish of Dagenham on 30th March 1785; and stealing therefrom a cloth coat (valued at 20/-), a cloth waistcoat (valued at 4/-), a man’s hat (valued at 5/-), a man’s linen frock (valued at 1/-), 2 quilted petticoats (valued at 20/-), a stuff gown (valued at 5/-), a cloth cloak (valued at 5/-), a pair of linen sheets (valued at 3/-), 2 linen shirts (valued at 1/-), 4 linen shifts (valued at 5/-), 5 linen aprons (valued at 5/-), a pair of womens shoes (valued at 12/-), 3 pairs of worsted stockings (valued at 2/-), 2 silk handkerchiefs (valued at 6/-), 4 cotton handkerchiefs (valued at 1/-), a linen handkerchief (valued at 1/-), 5 linen caps (valued at 1/-), 2 pairs of linen sleeves (valued at 10d), a pair of linen stockings (valued at 18d), a pair of womens leather shoes (valued at 2/-), 2 pairs of womens stuff shoes (valued at 2/-) and a pair of leather gloves (valued at 2/-).